Fresh Ingredients

Recipes are a framework but the most important thing is the ingredient. ~ Alice Waters


Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword.  It’s a way of life, especially here in Costa Rica where our natural resources are abundant and where we’re seen as a global leader in sustainability.  With close ties to our environment and our community, we’re aware of how these resources can be impacted by our choices as a society, as a business, or even as an individual.

At Florblanca, we’re committed to having a positive impact on sustainability.  Whether we’re finding ways we can reduce our footprint or bringing to life new ideas that nurture our community, we’re always evolving our efforts and evaluating our choices.

This same evolution is happening at Nectar Restaurant.  We’ve always drawn inspiration from the ocean at our doorstep and the traditional dishes of our beautiful country.  But more recently, we’ve explored deeper into our community to find the best ingredients for our dishes. We’re sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, and artisans.

The closer that we get to the source of our food, the better it is for us and for this planet. ~ Alice Waters

Farm-to-table and Hook-to-fork are movements that are catching on globally, and for good reason. They represent the intersection of environment, community and economy that make up sustainable practices.  And they bring us the foundation of delicious, fresh, made-from-scratch dishes.

Visit us at Florblanca and enjoy your meals at Nectar for a fully sustainable, nourishing, and eco-friendly dining experience.

Learn more about Eating Local at Nectar.

Where We Belong


Where We Belong: Pete

“For me it’s a wild place that calls you out of yourself and into the world full of wonder” As the staff photographer for Florblanca, Santa Teresa has been my hidden treasure for years. This community is special to say the least. With my boys growing up and time slipping by, I knew now is […]

Pete Artemenko | Florblanca Photographer

Where We Belong: Raul Castro

“I started washing dishes for Florblanca many years ago” Rual’s story is one of our amazing employees’ stories. He started willing to put in time and learn and has made strides each and every day. If we can learn anything from Rual, it would be don’t be afraid of humble beginnings, because you will eventually […]


Where We Belong: Stefano

“Being a father gave me the opportunity to completely open my heart.”   The spirit of Florblanca here in Costa Rica is channeled through the jungle and wildlife that envelops us, through the ocean that is ever-present, and through the people that bring all this beauty to life.  And Stefano sits at the heart and […]

Stefano and Ashoa

Celebrate Your Journey Together

  It’s so easy to get lost in our busy lives. With all the details of our day-to-day existence, we can easily lose the connection with our true passion, our energy, and our spirit.   This lost connection can be magnified to even greater degrees when we’re in a relationship.  The journey we’re on together loses […]